macOS High Sierra

Use trackpad and mouse gestures

When you use an Apple trackpad or a Magic Mouse, you can use gestures—such as click, tap, pinch, and swipe—to zoom in on documents, browse through music or webpages, rotate photos, open Notification Center, and more.

Trackpad gestures

Use one or more fingers on the surface of your trackpad to click, tap, slide, swipe, or more. For example, to move between pages of a document, swipe left or right with two fingers. To see all of the trackpad gestures you can use, or to turn off or customize gestures, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Trackpad.

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Examples of trackpad gestures for zooming in and out of a webpage and moving between full-screen apps.

Mouse gestures

Use one or more fingers on the surface of your mouse to click, tap, slide, or swipe items. For example, to move between pages of a document, swipe left or right with one finger. To see all of the mouse gestures you can use, or to turn off or customize gestures, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Mouse.

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Examples of mouse gestures for zooming in and out of a webpage and moving between full-screen apps.